Archive for the ‘On the road 2011-13’ Category

Snaefell (610m) – Highest point of Isle of Man

Yoyo – there ain’t no higher! The conquerors: Zigeiner, Ziglioner & Monia The summit is crowned by a train station, cafe, and several communications masts. There are no roads to the summit but you can drive up to “The Bungalow” from which it’s not even half an hour walk to the top. Or you hike from “sea to [...]

November 10, 2013  Tags: , ,   Posted in: On the road 2011-13  One Comment

Snowdon (1085m), Wales & Scafell Pike (978m), England

This is what I call a fulfilled weekend: Friday afternoon we (Zigeiner, Barbara & Reka) take the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead (2h / 38€ p.p. / one way), rent a car, drive 70 km to the Gallt y Glyn, have a couple of good-night pints and an awesome pizza, get up at 5 am early next morning to [...]

November 3, 2013  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: On the road 2011-13  No Comments

Slieve Donard (850m) – Highest hill of Northern Ireland

highest peak of the Northern Irish Empire exactly 85000 centimeters high of course hidden in mist most of the year good fish & ships at the bottom Route Description Weather in Mourne Mountains Proud conquerors: BĹ‚aĹĽej, Cyril, Chris & Zigeiner

October 6, 2013  Tags: , ,   Posted in: On the road 2011-13  No Comments

Bavaria, Barcelona, Sicily

2 weeks break from the “work bubble” to live life again:  Zigeiner B-Day Bäsch aka ”IM Säsch-Bäng” Sommer-Schoofen dahoam zDaapfe  Skydiving in Empuriabrava   Pri in Barcelona On top of Mount Etna with Monia  My b-day present: a special view onto Sicily

July 16, 2013  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: On the road 2011-13  No Comments

Zigeiner live on Google Maps Hangout announcing “The World’s highest peak collection”

Woohoo! Our imagery is finally online!  (And even the German BILD posted my pics:) Last night we announced “The World’s highest peak collection” via a live Google Maps Hangout ⇒ Within 24 hours after the official Google Blog Post “Explore Everest, Kilimanjaro and more with Google Maps” the news have garnered 400+ positive print & online pieces across more [...]

March 18, 2013  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Ireland 2011-13, Miscellaneous, On the road 2011-13  No Comments

Ice-Climbing in Rjukan, Norway

Rjukan Ice Park is a true ice-climbers dream: easy access a whole valley full of 200+ frozen waterfalls stable climate long periods of cold weather Accommodation: Rjukan Hytte Guidebook: Heavy Water – Rjukan Ice Norway is painfully expensive – it’s sick!

January 31, 2013  Tags: , ,   Posted in: On the road 2011-13  No Comments

Skydiving AFF Course in Empuriabrava, Spain

Zigeiner is now a certified skydiver – bam – a dream became true! Controlled/stable Exit Circle of Awareness  Backloop Circle of Awareness 360° Turn Left Circle of Awareness 360° Turn Right Circle of Awareness  180° Turn and Track 3 sec. Circle of Awareness Wait for jumpmaster “ok” 6000′ Wave Off 5000′ Arch, Reach, Throw Check [...]

October 27, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: On the road 2011-13  No Comments

Rysy (2503m) – Highest peak of Poland (1/2)

Rysy is a mountain in the crest of the High Tatras, lying on the border between Poland and Slovakia. Its middle peak at 2,503 meters is the highest point of Poland. The other two peaks (at 2,499m & 2,473m) are on the Slovak side of the border, in the Prešov Region. Together with Maja & Monika – [...]

September 25, 2012  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: On the road 2011-13  No Comments

Elbrus (5642m) – Highest mountain in all of Europe

Mount Elbrus is the highest mountain in the Caucasus mountain range, Russia & all of Europe. 5 more steps to the summit From sea level to 5600m in just over 4 days left appreciable traces The standard route is classified as non-technical and the mountain can be climbed with an ice-axe + crampons only. So leave your [...]

August 27, 2012  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: On the road 2011-13  2 Comments

Ben Nevis (1344m) – Highest point of GB / Scotland

A packed weekend: Friday morning I fly into Edinburgh to check out its vibrant city and stunning Castle before heading into the Scottish Highlands. After a good four hour train/bus ride and short night @ the Glen Nevis Youth Hostel in Fort William I set off on my own to conquer Great Britain’s highest peak. [...]

July 29, 2012  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: On the road 2011-13  No Comments